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Wizards Wrap: Things looking up at the All-Star break

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At the season's unofficial midway point, everyone is feeling good about the Wizards. Well, except David Falk.

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This week's Wizards Wrap features a smattering of midseason-related nuggets, including our series of player evaluations:

  • So far, we've put up grades for Bradley Beal, Trevor Ariza, Jordan Crawford and Trevor Booker.
  • For the two of you out there who missed David Falk's comments on John Wall, here you go. [Washington Post]
  • And here's Falk acknowledging what an asshat he made of himself. [Wizards Insider]
  • And here's the Mike Wise column that prompted Falk's comments. [Washington Post]
  • TAI reviews how Chris Singleton reestablished himself as part of the Wizards' rotation. [Truth About It]
  • Michael Lee's piece on Nene five years after his bout with testicular cancer is a must read. [Washington Post]
  • Half the NBA has begun using innovative cameras to track every move players make on the court. Zach Lowe examines the benefits in this exquisitely-nerdy post. [Grantland]
  • Lee has the deets on where the Wizards are spending their All-Star breaks. Some have more fun plans than others. [Washington Post]
  • David Thorpe likes Bradley Beal's chances of making at least one All-Star Game in his career. [ESPN In$ider]
  • Lots'o pixels on the trials of Jordan Crawford. [Us | Wiz of Awes | Wizards Extreme]
  • Here's a couple Steezy trade ideas. [Wizards Extreme]
  • Could Emeka Okafor actually be a desirable commodity at this year's trade deadline? [ESPN]
  • At one point this season, the Wizards ranked dead last at just about everything. That's not the case anymore, but they're still the only team in the NBA to not have a single player score 30 points in a game this season. [Washington Post]
  • More crazy talk about the Wizards and playoffs. PLAYOFFS?!?! [CSN Washington]
  • Is it right or wrong for Wizards fans to boo Andray Blatche? [Truth About It]
  • John Wall would have to be an odds-on-favorite to win a "fastest with the ball" competition, right? [TrueHoop]
  • Ian Thomsen thinks the Wizards might finally be headed in the right direction. [SI]
  • G-Wiz has a girlfriend, and of course her name is Gina. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Martell Webster makes this list of the top 2013 free agents. [ESPN]
  • The locker room Charge Board has evolved over the past year. [Truth About It]
  • A rundown of Wizards All-Star slights. [Wizards Extreme]
  • Kevin Seraphin was born in the Year of the Snake. This should surprise nobody. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Seraphin is not a bird person. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Could Nerlen Noel's knee injury put him in Wizards' range in the 2013 NBA Draft? [CSN Washington]
  • Lee recaps the first half of the NBA season and makes some second-half predictions. [Wizards Insider]